Prospects for an accessible and open version of Android?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Jun 24 12:08:22 UTC 2020

OK, we're not quite communicating here.

System 76 systems come with Ubuntu 20.4 pre-installed. You want another
distro, you pop in a usb stick and go for it, or launch over ethernet.

Asking for optical drives is a losing proposition these days, afaik.
They're very yesterday.

I should be able to give yhou direct experience in a few weeks. I
ordered my fully loaded MeerKat earlier this week. Delivery is around 3



Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> While a machine coming preloaded with Linux is nice and at least means
> not having to fight Microsoft's latest attempts to dig their claws in
> and make nuking the copy of Windows I didn't want and installing Linux
> harder and means a better than average chance the hardware is fully
> compatible with Linux and won't require proprietary drivers,
> personally, the more important issue is whether a machine is
> configured for optical and/or USB boot out of the box so I can just
> install whichever distro I want and configure it from scratch without
> the hassle of tracking down a monitor, a willing sighted assistent,
> and walking them through the process of fixing the boot order(because
> as hard as finding a sighted assistant is, finding one who actually
> knows their way around a BIOS is even harder).
> So anyone know if System76 or any other pro-linux PC makers ship
> systems I can just pop an installation CD/DVD into and run an
> installer on first boot? Or have all of them followed the mainstream
> into the insanity of disabling all boottable devices that aren't the
> primary harddrive or placing them so low in the boot order they'll
> only boot if the system drive is borked?
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Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

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